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Dec 3, 2013 5:00pm EST
. >> president obama's new campaign this time, campaigning for obama care. >> the first matter of business is touting the improved version healthcare.gov. the timely version of those ads on calendars. -- advent calendars. it will be a new push every day between now and the first sign up deadline to highlight different benefits of the plan. the critics are asking why. last two campaigns ended a year ago, the president is back on the trail and away. stumping not for votes at four enrollees. >> i need some help in spreading the word. i need you to spread the word about the law, its benefits, its protections, about how folks can sign up. tell your friends, tell your family. >> it is the first in a now daily push between today and december 23 to get as many as possible to sign up. that is the deadline if you want coverage beginning january 1. through social media, surrogates and mr. obama will say the website has improved. they hope million general, especially young and healthy customers in just a matter of months. >> we're not going to walk away. if i have to fight another three years to make
ABC
Dec 8, 2013 10:00am EST
not be a president obama if not for nelson mandela. for "this week." jonathan karl, abc news, washington. >>> and we're lucky now to be joined by four individuals who had unique working relationships with nelson mandela. bill keller. dr. gay mcdougall, who campaigned for his release from prison. stan greenberg, his pollster and strategist. and ambassador jendayi frazer. thanks to all of you for being here. bill, let me begin with you. we ended the piece with the relationship between president obama and nelson mandela. and president clinton. they're important but didn't agree in important ways as politicians. >> they are. it's -- was noteworthy that the president he felt closest to was bill clinton because they had more in common and that mandela and obama. mandela has the joy in the robust give and take of politics. the schmoozing. the deal-making. the stage craft. the theater. obama is more cerebral. he doesn't seem to enjoy going up and shaking hands and the favors. >> speaking of the political theater. we have the video. you were with mandela on the day he cast the vote for president, waved that
ABC
Dec 5, 2013 5:00pm EST
a short time ago. jonathan karl, certainly president obama made aware of the news, the loss this afternoon. have we heard anything yet from the president? >> the white house is well aware of this, something we have been tracking a long time. no official statement yet. was a towering influence on president obama, inspiration. if you look now at the screen, that is the one and only photograph of president obama and mandela together, happening the one time that manned -- that obama got to meet his hero as a young freshman senator, newly elected senator, and mandela was visiting washington. he had that meeting, that single photo, obama in silhouette. he wassident, back when senator obama, wrote a forward to a book by nelson mandela, and the words here give you a sense. by the way, the pictures right now, that is the president in the cell where nelson mandela spent 17 years in prison and in south africa, 17 of the 27 years that nelson mandela spent in prison. trip, the president visited south africa earlier this year. he had hoped to get a chance to have one last meeting with mandela. forela wa
ABC
Dec 1, 2013 11:35pm EST
gonzalez, abc news in the bronx, new york. >> the obama administration said the worst of the glitches on its health care website have been fixed. i spoke with ginger gibson, the congressional reporter for politico. >> so far, it is getting a passing grade but it will be incomplete at this point as it begins its second attempt to rollout. there haven't been real problems at this point. people are still able to login. haven't seen any big crashes or problems but it is not over yet. ,ots of people out shopping monday will probably be a big test. >> so when can we expect a mission accomplished banner? [laughter] >> i think the white house is being pretty cautious. a lot of tepid cheering from democrats today who don't want to be seen as kicking the football when they could still be down by seven points. >> the president's approval ratings are down quite a bit. he is seeing his numbers continue to fall. the rollout of this website has not been good for president obama. people are starting to question whether they trust him. republicans see that is something they can capitalize on, looking
ABC
Dec 4, 2013 12:00pm EST
with luminaries in honor of nancy dunning, a way to refocus attention on this unsolved murder. news. >>alez, or abc 7 president obama is taking a break from promoting health care and focusing on the economy. the president is calling on congress to increase the minimum wage. he argues growing income inequality and stagnant wages threaten upward mobility and retirement security. >> i believe this is the defining challenge of our time, making sure our economy works for every working american. ran for president, the center of last year's campaign, to drive everything i do in this office. >> we will have highlights and reaction tonight at 5:00. >> the health care law is getting a grilling on capitol hill. there is a live look there. partners atur news politico have learned that 29,000 people signed up on healthcare.gov signed up on sunday. that's more than the entire several october. intersections closed because of a gas leak in tysons cner. the gas line broke near cambridge road. drivers are being asked to avoid that area. the judiciary and public safety committee holding a hearing. they are fo
ABC
Dec 4, 2013 6:30pm EST
. >>> in other news tonight president obama said the growing gap between rich and poor threatens america's founding ideals and he calls for a raise in the minimum wage to $10 an hour. his remarks come ahead of a day of protest, fast food workers in 100 cities plan to walk off the job tomorrow to push for higher pay. >>> meanwhile vice-president biden was in china shaking things up within hours of arriving there, the first stop on his two-day visit. it was the u.s. embassy where he told a group of mostly young people, chinese waiting in line for visas they should challenge their own government, saying innovation can occur only when you breathe free. >>> and back here at home, chicago police are reporting some welcome news tonight, what could be the fewest number of homicides since 1965. to the end of november there were 380 homicides reported and at this time last year the number was 474. after last year's surge in violence, the police launched a sweeping crime fighting initiative including more officers on control. >>> next here tonight, proof that generosity can change lives. it's part
ABC
Dec 5, 2013 6:30pm EST
but that we look back at his life and we are stunned with the effect that it had on this world. the news of course touched so many people around the world, including here at home and president obama, who not long ago spoke about the profound effect mandela had on his own life. >> we've lost one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth. he no longer belongs to us. he belongs to the ages. >> and we want to show you a picture now. president obama then 19 years old, a college student, protesting apartheid on campus. he said that was the moment that mandela, quote, gave him a sense of what is possible in this world. sending a jolt of electricity through his homeland but also this nation, america, founded on equality for all. abc's byron pitts now on what mandela meant to the united states. >> reporter: just four months after he was set free from prison in 1990, nelson mandela set foot in america for the very first time. an 8 city tour starting in new york. it was magical. it was as if malcolm and martin were still a
ABC
Dec 5, 2013 6:00pm EST
things were not going well, then today the news. of the countless people who , president obama talked about the inspirations that were set into motion and fulfilled on so many levels by nelson mandela, and how that inspiration needs to carry on well beyond today. here's the president. >> nelson mandela lived for that ideal and made it real. he achieved more than could be expected of any man. today he has gone home. we have lost one of the most influential, courageous, and profoundly good human beings that any of us will ever share time with on this earth. he no longer belongs to us. he belongs to the ages. >> that last line there from president obama, he belongs to the ages, reminiscent of another famous quote, which was after president lincoln was declared dead, standing coming forward who reportedly said, "now he belongs to the ages." just one more sign of the significance of the passing of nelson mandela. nowhere perhaps more felt, though, then in his native south africa. president jacob zuma was the one to break the news this afternoon. let's listen in. freedom andled for healing.
ABC
Dec 6, 2013 6:00pm EST
duty because that's what he's been on the past year after an injury. roz plater, abc 7 news. >> changes in the state's mental health care system. , a topll before congress obama administration official explains what action is needed now. >> as we go to break how much a look at the national tree lighting ceremon a subaru... ...are the hands that do good things for the whole community: the enviroent, seniors, kids, and animals. that's why we created the share e love event. by the end of this year, the total donated by subaru could reach 35 million dollars. you get a great deal on a new subaru. we'll donate 250 dollars to a choice of charities that benefit your community. it feels good to be a helping hand. >> we are talking about the farm bill land of congress cannot agree quick lee, get ready to pay a lot more at the grocery store. >> secretary of agriculture tom vill sack says they need to know about it. giving a very real warning. cliques you're going to go to the grocery store to get the gallon of milk and you will not be able to find it. >> the farm bill expired october 1 day of the
ABC
Dec 6, 2013 11:00pm EST
lighting of the national christmas tree. president obama light the tree. help light it with a character from christmas -- sesame street. , whyalous news from abc you will see less of olivia pope the season. don't let this sweet little face for you. -- fool you. this dog is a hard criminal. what he did, coming up. >> >> you are watching abc seven ,ews at 11:00 with leon harris and the chief meteorologist doug hill. this is abc seven news at 11 , on your side. cutting oned it is show episodes for the season. that means 18 episodes will air instead of the original 22. there are rumors that kerry washington and her husband are exciting a baby. and will take a break return in february for the final episode of season three. a new drama hits theaters this weekend. arch campbell has a review. >> don't go looking for holiday week's out of the surface -- furnace. it stars christian bale. people live in those hills. i want justice. >> he tries to hold his family together and out of the furnace. he watches over his dying father and his struggling father -- brother. he is a returning war veteran. ch
ABC
Dec 5, 2013 4:00am EST
picks. >>> disgraced congressman anthony weiner. "new york daily news" says that weiner is in talks to host a radio show. >>> michelle obama had to do quick damage control after the newest addition to the family got out of control. >> sunny got so excited he knocked over a toddler. ashton gardner is fine. the first lady helped her up and gave her a hug. and sunny made nice. we'll learn more about the event later in the newscast. so glad she didn't cry. she handled it like a champ. >>> coming up, the original muscle car redefined. we'll show you the brand-new ford mustang. >>> plus, the secret inside victoria's secret. the way they treat men and women differently. >>> and the mystery of the big tipper. 5 grand here. 10 grand there. we now may know who is living the famous tips for jesus. mme >>> this morning, major fines are being leveled against eight financial firms including two giant american banks. citigroup and jpmorgan chase are among them for rigging interest rates. the commission said it was shocking to find so many banks that should have been competing against one anothe
ABC
Dec 6, 2013 2:35am EST
. >> great fighter, strong man. >> reporter: south africa's president delivered the long-dreaded news. >> our nation has lost its greatest son. our people have lost their father. >> reporter: president obama praised the man he called a personal inspiration. >> we have lost one of the most influential, courageous, and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth. >> reporter: that sense of historical loss ranged from royalty. >> extremely sad and tragic newswe are reminded what an extraordinary and inspiring man nelson mandela was. >> reporter: to regular people. >> is there a man who has more people aware of what he has contributed? >> reporter: as a young man, nelson mandela faced daily hue mill yagts of living under apartheid, a system of government-enforced racial division that led to the oppression of the majority, black south africans. mandela made for fight for his country and the liberation his cause. but he was sentenced to a life in prison. free mandela became synonymous. >> thank you all. in the name of peace, and freedom for all. >> reporter: he wa
ABC
Dec 2, 2013 2:30am EST
a delay in destruction. cecilia vega, abc news. >> all right. the obama administration urging north korea to free an elderly american tourist after he appeared in a new video. the video shows merrill newman confessing to war crimes reading from an awkwardly phrased text. the first time he has been seen since he was detained five weeks ago. pulled off of a plane and no explanation. >> we just hope whatever that misunderstanding is will be resolved. >> swedish ambassador visited newman on saturday and told his family he's in good health. they are hoping to have him home before the new year. >> the ambassador also was able to relay the message that he's being treated by doctors. the food that he is being given is good and he feels they are treating him well. at least that's the message from him to the ambassador to his family. no telling if he was coerced or forced in to reading this and there's no telling if the message he's giving the ambassador is in front of some official. >> of course. he's 85 years old. the concern for if his health is very legitimate. he's not the only one held in nor
ABC
Dec 8, 2013 8:00am EST
, again, dan and bianna. she's making me laugh. in the news today, a national day of prayer and reflection, started a week of events to honor nelson mandela in south africa. a memorial service is planned for tuesday, which the obama family and other dignitaries from around the world will attend. >>> a pennsylvania catholic schoolteacher says he was fired the same day he applied for a same-sex marriage license in new jersey. michael griffin said when he told his principal he was planning to get married to his male partner, he was fired on the spot. he said the headmaster for the school says the faculty is required to follow church teachings. >>> a gold medal from the 1936 berlin olympics that was awarded to jesse owens sold for $1.4 million. owens famously won four track medals at the games. the auction says no one knows where the other three medals that he won are now located. >>> despite the frigid temperatures, thousands of people donned swim suits for a charity run in madison, wisconsin. the run benefits two local children's charities. >>> time now for the weather. back to lee goldberg
ABC
Dec 2, 2013 5:00pm EST
at 6:00. >> a new speedbump on the road to health care reform. just two days after the obama administration said it had fixed some 400 bugs on the healthcare.gov website, users are running into a different delay. sign. that is a positive scott thuman is in the newsroom. you could call it cyber monday, though with some issues. the website did not crash necessarily, but it would not necessarily let you instantly enroll either. the white house says it is because it had 300 75,000 visitors today alone even before noon. today aloneisitors even before noon. encouraging news, but it is still not able to handle quite that much. this.y are seeing we need you to wait here so we can make sure there is room for you to have a good experience, it says. it even offers to notify you when it's ready. >> we are not done, but we have passed an important milestone. >> there are also other issues on the site's backend. it is sometimes failing to deliver your info to the insurance company, meaning they are yournow they provider. >> if
ABC
Dec 4, 2013 6:00pm EST
by four others. news, the only 7 roadway in and out of north carolina outer banks is shut down. the reason is not clear. >> first, president obama makes a push to reduce income inequality. some local business owners say they are concerned. >> i'm doug hill. experience temperatures in the 60s tomorrow while many parts of the country get whacked with severe weather went -- severe winter weather. get whacked with severe weather went -- severe winter weather. i started part-time, now i'm a manager.n. my employer matches my charitable giving. really. i get bonuses even working part-time. where i work, over 400 people are promoted every day. healthcare starting under $40 a month. i got education benefits. i work at walmart. i'm a pharmacist. sales associate. i manage produce. i work in logistics. there's more to walmart than you think. vo: opportunity. that's the real walmart. >> you are watching abc seven news your side. justst-released -- released 911 calls are giving insight into the moment a man opened fire inside a connecticut elementary school. or then 20 minutes were released, including
ABC
Dec 7, 2013 11:30pm EST
heights, richard reeve, abc 7 news. >> thank you for the update on that breaking news. three american presidents will be heading to south africa next week to attend the memorial services for the late nelson mandela. president obama, former presidents george w. bush, and bill clinton will be among the dignitaries attending. the memorial service will be held tuesday in johannesburg. and ellis funeral is scheduled for next sunday. -- mandela's funeral is scheduled for next sunday. earlier today, the family issued a statement. >> the leader of our family is gone. in our hearts, and our souls, he will always be with us. >> the family says it is humbled by the messages they have received from governments and people all around the world. as the world remembers mandela, abc 7 news and wjla.com will have extensive coverage. leon harris and scott thuman are traveling to johannesburg. we will have live report starting monday on the newscast. detainedly american for weeks in north korea is back home tonight in the u.s. we will tell you what he said about his release. plus, why a charity race invo
ABC
Dec 8, 2013 9:00am EST
wounds. and to build a new democracy. >> nelson mandela, liberator, dead at the age of 95. >> i think you should celebrate what he has given us. >> and president obama on income inequality. >> i believe this is the defining challenge of our time. >> fast food workers demanding higher pay. >> i'm still stuck at eight dollars an hour. we do not even make ends meet. >> tensions over chinese airspace. >> this is a huge consequential relationship. it will affect the course of the 21st century. >> and republican males get some schooling on how to run against women. >> some people are not as sensitive asas they should be. >> the south african embassy in washington is located across the street from the british embassy. not too many years ago when nelson mandela was in prison, randall robinson used to lead demonstrations at the embassy against the apartheid regime. today, the is s a new statute of nelson mandela in front of the embassy. amazing. nelson mandelaied this week at the age of 95. >> we have lost one of the most influential, couragegeous, and profoundly good human beings any of us will s
ABC
Dec 6, 2013 4:30am EST
system. americans are paying respects from indiana, to harlem, new york, to brooklyn that he was strong. >> people gathered at mandela's statue outside the african embassy. >> my boys can have the opportunity to do a lot more things. >> president obama, aing a hanukkah celebration at the white house spoke of him. >> sought to bring about justice, not only in south africa, but i think to inspire millions around the world. >> those millions moved by mandela's long walk to freedom. imprisoned for 27 years, i became a global symbol of the fight against apartheid from his tiny cell, mandela rallied millions against racism and injustice. after heavy pressure from home and around the world, they releaseds mandela and began dismantling apartheid. >> never shall will be the beautiful love, the oppression of one to another. >> next week, south 56 africa will hold a memorial at a 90,000 seat stadium. president obama plans to attend. >> there was a carbon monoxide leak but seven now allowed back inside. >> investigators are trying to find out what cased a fire in maryland. it broke out 10:30 thursd
ABC
Dec 4, 2013 5:00pm EST
is heading to the courtroom. president obama is making an effort to close the income gap today. the plan he presents to congress and why it is causing concern for small business owners. news at 6:00king in a few minutes. >> there is something to look forward to from a weather standpoint. >> sunday may not be something to look forward to unless you are really into winter weather. in the 50s.d and let's show the wednesday evening weather story. 61 and culpeper. 55 at reagan national airport. look what is just down the road. 73 degrees, 79 in jackson, mississippi. go farther north and see what thatns -- below zero's -- is an arctic outbreak heading toward the south and east. that will come in a couple of different parts. tomorrow, we get the benefit of warmer winds. but here is what we are dealing with -- tons of winter storm warnings across the hype lanes and tennessee valley through arkansas, oklahoma, and texas. a major winters dorm across parts of new mexico. lots of stuff. initially we will talk rain here and a couple of sprinkles tomorrow afternoon. ,s we get through the afternoon we wil
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Dec 6, 2013 4:00am EST
. >>> here at home, the u.s. paying its highest respects. >> president obama has given the order to fly u.s. flags at half-staff, saying n ining mand longer belongs to us. >>> and people are reacting to the news of mandela's death. >> tahman bradley has the latest from washington. >> reporter: americans are paying their respects from indiana to harlem, new york, to brooklyn. >> he was still very strong. >> reporter: in washington, people gathered at mandela's statue outside the south african embassy. >> for me, it's a sense of my boys can have the opportunity to do a lot more things. >> reporter: president obama, attending a hanukkah reception last night at the white house, remembered mandela as a champion of human rights. >> a moral giant who embodied the dignity and the courage and hope. and sought to bring about justice, not only in south africa, but i think inspire millions around the world. >> reporter: those millions, moved by mandela's long walk to freedom. imprisoned for 27 years. he became a global symbol of the fight against apartheid. from his tiny cell, mandela rallied million
ABC
Dec 6, 2013 5:00pm EST
/20 taking a look at the life of nelson mandela. and we will be back here with abc 7 news at 11. as to what's happening right now, cold air and rain is not enough to put off the celebration. >> babyface? >> it is. a president obama will be speaking to the crowd in just a few moments and we will have a live report from all of the action in just a little bit. >> and babyface is bundled up because of the little cold outside. like cold and wet. weather on the mall but the heaviest is just to the north and west. lots of ground cover. 44 in arlington. there is of rain and doppler yellow theke heavier. that is shifting north and west of metro. we could get some steadier, heavier rain. we have been dropping the numbers all day and this will remain above freezing. missable and nasty, yes. we would just get by this evening and tomorrow we will clear out a little bit. your storm watch sunday and monday morning for most of the bay area except southern maryland. everyone can accept the possibility of snow, sleet, freezing rain. clearing things out during the day tomorrow. the rain will enter. by the eve
ABC
Dec 6, 2013 6:30pm EST
about the economy, and jobs in america. we learned today that last month's 203,000 new jobs were created, better than experts predicted. and look at the unemployment rate. down to 7%. and that's the lowest level since president obama took office, the lowest unemployment rate now in five years. >>> on the subject of jobs, our made in america team is back tonight. and thousands of you have already told us, you are in, and ready to buy american made gifts. it's this christmas season. what a gift to give. even just one thing could help create thousands of new jobs right here at home. you are signing up to give american workers a merry christmas, and abc's anchor david muir, captain of the team with us tonight. >> diane, we have reported on clothing right here, asking the simple question is anything made here in america any more. well, tonight not only are these jeans made here, this number right here is about to reveal everything. right down to the farmer, who grew the cotton. this week, our kickoff, made in america december to remember. and the age old question from santa. >> what would you
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